On election eve, Trump's last-ditch bid for glory

Striding onto the stage in the waning hours of an exhilarating and extraordinary 511-day election campaign, Republican Donald Trump sounded as if he wasn’t quite ready for his American roadshow to end. Exhausted as he must be, having hop-scotched to campaign stops in a dozen cities in two days, Trump on Monday reveled in the adulation of a fiercely supportive crowd in Raleigh as he battled to claim the state of North Carolina — crucial if he is to pull off a shock upset against Democrat Hillary Clinton. One day!” he said, grinning and shaking his head as a chant of “Trump! Trump! Trump!” rose up from a crowd of more than 5,000.

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